Mitsubishi Fuso has introduced its new 2014-model-year Fuso Canter FE and FG Series commercial medium-duty trucks. A longer 169.3-in. wheelbase for the class 3 Canter FE125, a side-mounted fuel tank, and a Clarion Bluetooth radio are all new options.
The company has also announced its ‘Spring It On!‘ sales event, which offers 4.25% APR financing for 48 months on all new 2012-2014 Canter FE trucks sold in Canada (finance programs in the U.S. differ), ending on June 30, 2013. Financing is underwritten by Hitachi Capital Canada Corp.
The longer wheelbase for the FE125 model will allow the application of bodies up to 20 ft long in a truck that has a GVWR of 12,500 lb and a payload capacity of 7095 lb, suited for high-bulking applications like furniture delivery.
The optional side-mounted fuel tank can replace the standard rear, in-frame tank on any 2014 FE model with a wheelbase of 133.9 in. or longer, for delivery trucks that require tuck-under liftgates or for rollback or stinger-type auto recovery applications.
The Clarion AM/FM/CD radio has Bluetooth plus MP3 and USB compatibility, recognizing the fact that most medium-duty work trucks are not driven by professional drivers, Mitsubishi says. The company aims to design trucks to mimic the cars that customers’ employees are used to.
The 2014 model Canters are expected to meet EPA GHG standards beginning with units produced in April 2013, two years ahead of the regulatory compliance mandate.